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by Angus French
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 35695

Re: No news is bad news

Ernie, I think you’ve missed the point. It’s not the rationale behind the decision that I’m asking about. It’s the ability to make the decision (if I’ve understood its meaning) and yet retain the Directorship.
by Angus French
Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 35695

Re: No news is bad news

Andrew Martin said earlier in this thread (Nov 2 @ 12.0pm, last post on page 2): “I have delegated full responsibility for the production of the sets and liaising with Holloid Plastics to Gerry Walsh and Peter Wilson”. I didn’t understand the statement when I first read it, five days ago, and ...
by Angus French
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Chess Sets for Schools Project
Topic: No news is bad news
Replies: 210
Views: 35695

Re: No news is bad news

Gosh, Andrew.

You don't need to report, now, on this Forum. Go and see Holloid Plastics. Assess the position with them and look for positive outcomes. And remember that Holloid are a potential benefactor (a very big one)!

Angus French
by Angus French
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: GRADING ANOMALIES
Replies: 565
Views: 73337

Re: GRADING ANOMALIES

Looking at Neill's graphs, what strikes me is that "current" grades appear to be normally distributed but "new" grades don't. The first chart approximates a bell curve but the second is sharper and draws (to my eyes, anyway) something more like a pyramid (albeit with tapers at the ends of the range)...
by Angus French
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??
Replies: 118
Views: 8948

Re: Nominations for October 2008 AGM??

That Mr Wilson should decide to stand against a perfectly competent director to fulfil his own personal whims, while at the same time seeking to cling to a post in which he has been extraordinarily ineffectual says it all really. As does the fact that in challenging his own board colleague he is no...
by Angus French
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ELO vs ECF
Replies: 36
Views: 6889

Re: ELO vs ECF

"The current ECF board prior to their election expressed a desire to move to the Elo system within a few years subject to approval from ECF members." :D is quoted verbatim from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECF_grading_system The last person to edit this entry was logged as being sourced from 192.35...
by Angus French
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Title
Replies: 6
Views: 3160

Re: Title

Can anyone remember when there were teams from Scotland and/or Ireland in evidence? The Celtic Tigers are an Irish team. And there's a couple of Welsh teams. So maybe it should be the 3NCL?! I think the Celtic Tigers started out with Irish and Welsh players. There may have been a few English player...
by Angus French
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship 2008
Replies: 58
Views: 4850

Re: British Championship 2008

Quite correct, John (I'm wrong).
by Angus French
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: British Championship 2008
Replies: 58
Views: 4850

Re: British Championship 2008

Only Conquest can win outright. All those on 7 need to win to have a chance of sharing first (or, at least, making the play off). It's been an exciting tournament and I can't wait for the start of the last round.
by Angus French
Thu May 15, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Resignation Letter
Replies: 20
Views: 2991

Re: Resignation Letter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?view=CHESSCONTENT&grid=P8&RangeStartValue=1&master=malcolm_pein To be clear, the comment - which is unsubstantiated - about the Gerry Walsh's "obstructive behaviour" is attributed to Martin Regan. The piece also states that the resigning Directors stood do...